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TransUnion partners with Tymit to help mitigate fraud risks

By Gloria Methri

October 09, 2023

  • Buy Now Pay Later
  • Device Risk
  • Digital Risk scorecard

TransUnion, Fraud Prevention, Tymit, UK, FinTechTransUnion has partnered with London-based FinTech Tymit to help mitigate fraud risks whilst enabling friction-free experiences for consumers applying for Tymit’s installment credit card.

An innovator in the credit industry, Tymit offers an alternative to traditional credit cards and buy now, pay later offerings, and launched the world’s first installment credit card. However, the credit card service experienced an increase in fraudulent applications, with the most prevalent cases relating to identity theft and impersonation.

Tymit immediately implemented additional controls, including selfie-based document verification, but found that whilst they saw the fraud rate decline, there was a level of additional friction for genuine customers. Tymit asked TransUnion to provide a fraud prevention solution that would deliver the right balance between the two priorities and was tailored to their unique circumstances.

“We are proud to have partnered with Tymit to help the organisation improve its fraud prevention and customer experience,” said Chad Reimers, general manager of fraud and ID at TransUnion in the UK. “In order to support Tymit, we have implemented bespoke layered fraud controls based on our award-winning TruValidate solution, which resulted in reduced friction for 87% of credit applications without compromising on fraud detection rates.”

TransUnion developed a Digital Risk scorecard for Tymit that considered a sample of 10,000 application records and identified strategies that could be used to reduce potential fraud without impacting the customer experience. After testing these strategies, Tymit identified that the most efficient suite for their needs included Device Risk, Mobile Risk, Email ID, Mobile ID, and Real-Time Fraud Alerts features.

As a result of the partnership with TransUnion, Tymit has seen an almost five-fold reduction in false positive rates and has been able to identify incremental fraud cases that could have been missed with Tymit’s existing controls.

Bis Das, VP of risk at Tymit, added, “We are committed to providing our customers with a streamlined experience, financial peace of mind, and full control over their spending and repayments. Working with TransUnion has allowed us to do this while also reducing fraud. We are now able to apply our document and selfie controls more effectively to different stages of a customer journey.”

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